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Users may learn about ocean currents and the role the oceans play in storing heat and influencing global climate. A special introductory section for teachers provides background information and links to classroom activities using the constructivist approach that demonstrate the mechanisms that drive the Gulf Stream, the Mediterranean Outflow, and the Great Ocean Conveyor Belt. For students, an interactive ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Map, Ref. material
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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Visitors can learn about the IMAGE (Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration) spacecraft, instruments, and mission. Materials include news articles, photos, animations, documentation, and datasets. For educators, there is the IMAGE Public Outreach, Education, Teaching and Reaching Youth (POETRY) site, which provides teachers, students and the interested public with the latest information ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Tutorial, Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide, hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science education program. Students can learn to take scientific measurements in the fields of atmospheric science, hydrology, soils, and land cover. They can report their data through the internet, create maps and graphs to analyze the data, and collaborate with scientists ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Photograph, Discussion / Forum, In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Soil science
 
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Teachers can access activities and lesson plans, introductory material, a glossary, and frequently asked questions about the sun. Materials include images, videos, CDs, and posters. An extensive selection of links to other sun-related materials is also provided. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan, Glossary, Ref. material, Ask an expert
Subject: Space science
 
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The Galileo educator site offers educators and students interesting facts about NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and Europa, and many classroom activities. There are activities to interpret new images of new worlds, planets and satellites, navigating the solar system, planetary surfaces, a closer look of Europa, design a spacecraft to test for life on Europa, building a scale model of the Galileo ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Photograph, Glossary, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Cryology, Geology, Space science, Technology
 
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The Exploratorium was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. This homepage provides a vast array of links to science resources of many types. Teachers can access activities, publications, information on field trips to the museum, and a digital library of photos and movies. General interest materials include online versions of exhibits, a microscope imaging station, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Educational portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Paleontology, History and philosophy of science, Mathematics, Physics, Space science, Technology
 
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In this activity, students construct a scale model of the solar system using a tape measure or a very long roll of paper. A calculation tool is provided to determine the correct scaled distances and planet sizes. A brief discussion of the concept of the vast distances of space is included, along with links to other solar system resources. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Calculation / Conversion tool
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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Teachers or students may access an extensive selection of hands-on activities involving a range of science topics such as chemistry, optics, sound, electricity, and flight. The activities include lists of easily available materials, instructions, and brief discussions of the concepts being demonstrated. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity
Subject: Chemistry, Geology, Physics
 
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These five activities are sequential and are designed to cover introductory volcano topics. Included are objectives, materials lists, procedures, and a selection of related sites for students to access. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Module / Unit
Subject: Geologic time, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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The Exploratorium digital library includes digital media, digitized museum materials related to interactive exhibits and scientific phenomena. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lab activity, Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Webcast - visual, Webcast - audio
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